Ordering number : 16357
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Suzuki Kaga Kami Sadanori
Genroku 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1695)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period, Genroku era.
Shape : Regular size nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
This is clear Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
And then Notare Gunome Midare. The Ashi is also thic Nioikuchi.
The Habuchi is soft. Boshi is round Notare shape.
Special feature : Suzuki Kaga Kami Sadanori was a student of the Inoue Shikai.
He was born at Higo Kikuchi province and moved to Oosaka and studied
from First generation Kunisada who was a student of the Inoue Shinkai.
He was hired by Naito family.
This blade is nice work. The Hamon is Suguha and Notare Gunome Midare
with thick Nioikuchi. This resembles to his master Inoue Shinkai.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 1,150,000-. (shipping costs not included in price)